HYBRIT and the Swedish endeavour for fossil-free steel has been widely recognized across the world. In this deep talk, some of the thought-leaders involved discuss the road forward.
This deep talk session was first broadcasted live on March 1, 2022, during the World Exhibition Expo 2020 (postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic). It featured the likes of Jan Moström (CEO of LKAB), Anna Borg (CEO of Vattenfall) and Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson (Swedish minister for business, industry and innovation).
In 2021, the first batch of hydrogen-reduced iron and fossil-free steel, and the premiere vehicle made from it saw the light of day. This particular road to net-zero emissions was laid in 2016 with the formation of the HYBRIT project, and it is still a long haul.
In this session, some of the front runners in the transformation of the value chain for iron and steel will provide you with an update on the road to a zero-emission future including the main obstacles and how to overcome them.
Topics discussed include:
- How is the formation of the world’s first fossil-free value chain in the iron and steel industry moving along?
- Is there global demand for the ground-breaking technology needed to succeed?
- Is the ambition to go all-in on hydrogen technology a realistic option outside the Nordics?
- How will the quest for carbon-zero drive governments, business, and markets forward?
Watch the entire session above.
- Svante Axelsson, national coordinator of Fossil Free Sweden
- Anna Borg, president and CEO of Vattenfall
- Richard Milne, Nordic correspondent at Financial Times
- Jan Moström, president and CEO of LKAB
- Martin Pei, executive vice president and CTO of SSAB
- Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation of Sweden
- Niklas Wahlberg, vice president of System solutions and partnerships at Volvo Group